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Old 03-16-2020, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by GregD View Post
Tesla's standard mode is kind of a medium regen that automatically adjusts based on speed. The 41-45PSI ECO tires are the tires that Tesla provides and the pressures that it recommends and are the same tires that get used in regular tests of the cars. For EPA testing, don't you think a car should be tested in the configuration that the manufacturer delivers to the customer and which it recommends?

My LR AWD Model 3 is rated for 310 miles of range. On a warm day and keeping speeds to 65MPH or less on level ground, I have seen a rate of power usage which would work out to 310 miles or more on a number of occasions. I've never driven it more than 290 miles without recharging since I don't want to take a chance of running out of electricity and always leave a buffer. On the day when I drove it 290 miles, it showed I had another 50 miles of range left, but I had dropped 5,000 feet of altitude on the drive, it was a nice day, and speeds were mostly under 65.

Consumer Reports in their test of the Model 3 exceeded the rated range. Do you think that their results are bogus? There have been a number of Youtube videos over the years where Tesla owners have exceeded the rated range on their cars as well. Do you think they're all lying?

Ok, Now sit down a bit bc you won't believe it. Here are the numbers Tesla reached on the dyno

distance reached on the dyno in EPA test HWY cycle:
LongRangeAWD 441.68mi
LongRangeAWDPerformance(18"Wheels) 454.20mi
LongRangeAWDPerformance(19"Wheels) 403.97mi
LongRangeAWDPerformance(20"Wheels) 390.81mi

EPA rated range is calculated by multiplying the average of this range and the city range by 0.7, hence the ~310mi rated range.

Have you ever seen a single person reaching these distances at these speeds?

Hyundai Kona, Porsche Taycan have no problem reaching their dyno results in real driving.

Here is the EPA hwy cycle:

As for the tires: Since Tesla uses inflated ECO tires on their cars, you can't compare consumption numbers 1:1 to other cars. These ECO tires are pretty slippery in rain. Tesla doesn't care about your safety. All they care about marketing. Claiming they have the longest EPA range.
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